Eliminate Hard Water with a Water Softener System

If large quantities of minerals reach your plumbing, it may contribute to hard water. Hard water dries out your skin and hair. The minerals in hard water can also collect in the pipes, which may eventually form a clog. Fortunately, a water softener system can be the right tool to help. Once a water softener is installed, you can enjoy better water that’s easier on your skin and hair while also reducing any negative impact on the plumbing itself.

Our plumbing team can recommend the right water softener for your specific water treatment needs and provide a hassle-free installation process. We’ll also preserve peak performance with our repair and maintenance services. Whether you’re looking to improve water quality or protect the plumbing, water softener service from Hays Cooling, Heating & Plumbing can help. Give us a call at 602-661-9350 to request a quote for water softener installation in Phoenix.

Selecting the Right Water Softener System

Salt-Based (Ion Exchange) Water Softeners: The sodium ion exchange is by far the most common type of water softener process. As mentioned earlier, salt-based water softeners use positively charged sodium ions to absorb negatively-charged hard water minerals. While highly effective, water softeners still do best with some upkeep. Maintenance is usually in the form of replenishing the system’s supply of salt.

There are several salt-based systems that use a dual-tank design. Dual-tank water softeners could be right for you if you have concerns about the tank failing, as the second tank serves as the backup.

Salt-Free Water Softeners

Some water softener systems use a potassium-chloride substitute instead of the ion exchange process to address hard water. Salt-free systems might cost more up-front to install at first, but their maintenance needs are also generally lower. Before you decide, it’s essential to compare different water softeners so you know what design or features are best for you. We encourage you to reach out to review models with an experienced professional.

Other types of equipment are often labeled water softener systems even though they are designed differently.

Magnetic water softener: The newest designs can prevent mineral buildup with a magnetic field wrapped around the plumbing. Without the ability to bond together, the minerals simply break down in the water.

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What Is a Water Softener System?

A water softener removes minerals from hard water. This usually means calcium and magnesium, a common culprit of scale buildup and other issues in your plumbing. To soften water, the equipment uses a chemical reaction known as ion exchange. Here’s how it works:

  1. Hard water reaches your softener systems’ tank, contacting specialized resin beads covered in sodium ions.
  2. These beads of resin draw the negatively charged minerals toward them with a positive charge, exchanging them with the supply of sodium ions.
  3. With the minerals removed, the now-softened water is pumped from the tank to be deposited back in your plumbing system.

How Do They Work?

As long as it’s working properly, water softeners keep these minerals out of your potable water supply. Now that hard water is out of the picture, you can make the most of the benefits, like:


Cleaner dishes and clothes

Softened water doesn’t reduce the effectiveness of soap and detergent, which means cleaner dishes and laundry.

Softer hair and skin

Water softeners can improve hair and skin by reducing the harshness of minerals, resulting in smoother, softer, and more manageable hair and skin.



Longer-lasting plumbing and appliances

Softened water can reduce the buildup of scale and other mineral deposits, helping prolong the life span of your plumbing and appliances.


Schedule Installation Service or Learn More About Water Softeners Today

If you’re struggling with hard water, contact Hays Cooling, Heating & Plumbing for reliable water softener services in Phoenix. Your experienced plumber will make sure you can enjoy softer, better-tasting water and a well-protected plumbing system. Don’t wait any longer to improve your water quality – call Hays Cooling, Heating & Plumbing today at 602-661-9350.

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